The Wine & Food Experience VC STAR at the Camarillo Hangar this weekend is a superb way to enjoy gourmet food, wine and craft brews available throughout Ventura County. This event is part of a 12 venue tour celebrating the best of wine and food and a way for foodies to meet the best chefs including acclaimed chef Graham Elliot.

A Spotlight on Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot is more than a familiar face on television shows such as Masterchef and Masterchef Junior. This award-winning cookbook author, restaurateur and chef, is a cooking inspiration for many home cooks and amateur chefs. At the age of 27, Graham Elliot became the youngest four-star chef named in any major city in the U.S and one of the “Best New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine in 2004. When he opened his restaurant in 2008, his eponymous restaurant went on to be awarded two Michelin stars, one of only 15 U.S. restaurants to receive this honor.

Graham Elliot has stated that food is about creativity and expression; a passion that is showcased in the television shows where he has participated as a judge or host.

Meet Graham Elliot in person at the Wine & Food Experience VC STAR in Camarillo this Saturday November 10th, 2018.

Elliot will be available for a special ticket private program at the event with a meet and greet. He will also be leading a demonstration to prepare Cheddar Risotto with Crispy Bacon and Green Apples. This will allow you to see first-hand how a Michelin Star chef prepares a mouthwatering dish.

The Chef Meet & Greet is available with a special ticket at this rain or shine event. It is advised to wear “smart casual” dress with comfortable shoes, so you can enjoy everything this fantastic event has to offer.

The Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center  | Thermador Culinary Stage

Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center and Thermador are sponsoring the Culinary Stage at the November 10th event, which is a prime kitchen demonstration outdoor venue. Attendees will be able to get a sneak peek, up close and personal, at Thermador’s new collections PRO and MASTERPIECE, which boast 300 new products, the largest new introduction in the company’s century plus history.

The Venue

The CAF (Commemorative Air Force) Museum, whose reason to be is to showcase the history of aircraft from World War II for future generations, offers up a fantastic setting, allowing event attendees not only an amazing gourmet experience, but also to experience vintage aircraft displayed throughout the Grand Tasting space both indoors and outside, for a visually unique, culinary sampling event.

Other Reasons to Visit the VCWFE

If the opportunity to see Graham Elliot was not enticing enough, there are many other reasons to visit the VCWFE.  This sophisticated occasion has been developed to to celebrate the culinary scene in Camarillo. The event offers a “behind the scenes” look at the culinary community through master classes, seminars and Meet & Greets. There is also exclusive samplings from the best restaurants in the local area, a taste of craft brews and fantastic wines. The event organizers have specifically looked for restaurants and chefs who are shaping the food culture in the region and are regarded as a community cornerstone. From hidden gems that have acquired a cult following to high-end dining options, the event showcases the culinary talent in the area.

The Grand Tasting, which is the cornerstone of the event, will showcase the best restaurants in the area. Each restaurant can be found in a booth, passing sample sized bites of signature dishes for you to taste and enjoy. All of these samples are included in the admission price.

Discounted Admission

For tickets go to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center and Thermador are offering $10 off GRAND TASTING tickets by using promo code UNIVERSALAPPLIANCE.

Pre-Sale tickets are $65 | Day of $85 with VIP GRAND TASTING Pre-Sale $90 | Day of $115

There is also the option of VIP admission that not only provides access to the entire general admission features and grounds, but also offers exclusive access to the VIP Lark Lounge with a special choice of brew, wines, and food to create your own private beach party. VIP admission also offers shaded seating, other amenities and early entrance to all areas.

Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center pre EVENT Thermador Sale 

Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center Calabasas Showroom, serving the Camarillo and Ventura County area is at 26767 Agoura Road Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 880-0011 Monday – Saturday: 9am to 6pm Sunday: 11am to 6pm and is offering special Thermador promotions.